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  • 2016 May 19: The Textile Institute Annual General Meeting, Manchester UK
  • 2016 May 19: Creative industries in England - Westminster Media Forum
  • 2016 Oct 3 to Nov 23 - Introduction to Textiles - 7 Short Courses - Manchester
  • 2016 October 19: Levinstein Flame Retardant Lecture
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    ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2016

    NOTICE is hereby given that the one hundred and sixth Annual General Meeting of The Textile Institute will be held on

    Thursday 19 May 2016 at 11.00 hrs
    Main hall, Friends Meeting House Manchester, 6 Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS, UK

    AGENDA

    1 To hear the notice convening the Meeting
    2 To receive and adopt the Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on Thursday 19 May 2016
    3 To receive and adopt the Annual Report of Council for 2016
    4 To receive and adopt the 2015 Financial Statements
    5 To hear the World President's Address
    6 To declare the result of the election of Members to Council
    7 To appoint Mr Robert Dewhurst CText FTI as Chairman of The Textile Institute
    8 To appoint the Auditors
    9 Date of next meeting
    10 Close of meeting and invitation to lunch

    The AGM Notice can also be found in the Members-only part of the TI website.
    To access the members-only part of the TI website please follow the below instructions:
    Type in membership number in lower case
    Type password welcome in lower case

    Please click link to register your attendance, https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/106AGM2016

     

    Westminster Media Forum Keynote Seminar
    Creative industries in England - regional growth, funding models and policy priorities

    Date: Thursday, 19th May 2016
    Timing: 8:30 - 13:00

    Venue: Central London

    Planned sessions examine how the sector, working with local and central government and their agencies, can effectively implement a joined-up strategy to support innovation, commercial growth and the development of talent in order to ensure England’s future success in an increasingly competitive global marketplace and secure a sustainable infrastructure of support for creative companies outside London.

    In light of a drive towards devolved decision-making of strategy and funding in the English regions, and four years on from the abolition of regional development agencies, delegates will also examine the current landscape for access to finance for different creative industries across England - including the distribution of public funds and levels of private investment - and identify the shortfalls which need to be addressed going forward.

    For further information please click here

     

    Introduction to Textiles - Short Courses
    MANCHESTER


    Monday 3rd October 2016, 9:00 am - Wednesday 5th October 2016, 4:30 pm
     
    £150 - £800

    This intensive three day training short course is organised for the benefit of all those who are engaged in the manufacture, research and development as well as the commercial aspects of textile business. The course will cover Fibres, yarns and fabrics used in textile products for apparel, household and technical textiles applications as core modules. The third day will offer two specialist modules covering dyeing & finishing and testing & analysis.
    Course agenda
    Day 1 - Fibres and Yarns
    Day 2 - Weaving, Warp & weft knitting and Nonwoven fabrics
    Day 3 - Dyeing & finishing and Fabric testing & analysis

    Full Course (3 Days), 2 days and 1 day costs (All including VAT)
    TI members - £640, £432 and £256 (bookable on line, below)
    Non Members - £800, £540 and £320 (book via booking form)
    Students - £450, £300 and £150 (book via booking form)
    Don’t miss out, book now!
    Introduction to Textiles - Oct 2016 Booking Form.doc


    Introduction to Clothing - Fabric Knowledge short course

    Thursday 13th October
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm 

    Overview:
    The taught element of this module will include a significant amount of ‘hands-on’ practical work allowing delegates to leave with a reasonable understanding of fabric construction and characteristics.

    Who is this course suitable for?
    The course is suitable for anyone who works with or needs an understanding of fabrics. Although the module is geared towards apparel and fashion accessory end uses, it also benefits those involved in other applications of fabric such as protective work wear, household textiles etc. The course is intended for those involved in design, product development, garment technology, manufacture and fashion buying.

    At the end of the course delegates will:

    1. Appreciate that there is a huge variety of natural and manufactured fibres available for inclusion in fabrics, together with a knowledge of some important fibre properties
    2. Recognise basic yarn structures
    3. Be able to distinguish between woven, knitted and nonwoven structures
    4. Understand the need for manufacturers to fully consider the choice of fibre content, yarn and fabric construction for specific end-uses
    5. Have a basic understanding of the processes available for introducing colour and pattern into fabric to enhance the saleability of textile products.
    6. Have a basic understanding of some finishing processes available to enhance fabric end-use potential.

    Introduction to Clothing - Booking Form
    Member: £320 (inc. VAT)
    Non-member: £400 (inc. VAT)
    Student: £198 (inc. VAT)



    Introduction to Clothing - Introduction to the Global clothing industry short course

    Thursday 20th October, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm 

    Overview:
    This course introduces delegates to the supply chain which provides mass produced garments to the UK and other markets. It looks at the key clothing manufacturing regions of the world, basics of logistics, the role of agents and potential communication issues.

    Who is this course suitable for?
     Anyone working in the international clothing business but with no previous knowledge of how the supply chain works. Useful for those wishing to become fashion buyers, merchandisers, staff in finance and cost centres, distribution.

    At the end of this course delegates will:

    1. Recognise the key global regions for production of different garment product types
    2. Know the names of key players within those regions
    3. Understand why consideration of lead times and planning is so important
    4. Know how garments are transported from point of production to point of sale
    5. Understand the role of agents within the supply chain
    6. Recognise the importance of language and culture in successfully communicating between supply chain partners

    Don’t miss out, limited spaces so book now!
    Introduction to Clothing - Booking Form
    Member: £320 (inc. VAT)
    Non-member: £400 (inc. VAT)
    Student: £198 (inc. VAT)


    Introduction to Clothing - Understanding Garments short course

    Wednesday 26th October 26, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm 

    Understanding Garments
    Overview:
    Through a process of physical deconstruction of a garment delegates will take a journey around a simple item of clothing, stopping at each stage to discover the complex processes that have gone into producing it.
    Who is this course suitable for?
    Anyone just embarking on a career in the fashion / clothing industry, including those in specific product types like sportswear, corporate wear, protective garments etc. Also for sales assistants in retail. Delegates are unlikely to have had any prior training in garment construction.
    At the end of the course delegates will:

    1. Appreciate the number of components required to make a basic garment
    2. Understand the concept of pattern construction
    3. Recognise basic joining techniques
    4. Be able to differentiate between woven and knitted fabrics, yarn types and staple/filament fibres
    5. Have added to their vocabulary of garment terms

    Don’t miss out, limited spaces so book now!
    Introduction to Clothing - Booking Form
    Member: £320 (inc. VAT)
    Non-member: £400 (inc. VAT)
    Student: £198 (inx. VAT)


    Introduction to Clothing - Size & fit short course

    Thursday 10 November, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm 

    Size & fit
    Overview:
    Through a process of analysing relevant body measurement procedures, sizing and garment fit, delegates will be able to evaluate and understand approaches to garment sizing and related fit.
    Who is this course suitable for?
    Anyone just embarking on a career in the fashion / clothing industry, including those in specific product types like sportswear, corporate wear, protective garments etc. Also for buyers and sales staff in fashion retail. Delegates are unlikely to have had any prior training in garment sizing and would like to develop more awareness and understanding.
    At the end of the course delegates will:

    1. Recognise the significance of body measurement procedures for sizing garments correctly.
    2. Be able to identify key dimensions and control indicators for determining fit of garments.
    3. Understand the principles of grading to fit a range of consumers.
    4. Be able to identify a variety of consumer body shapes and body types; and implications for industry sizing in general and size provision in clothing retail.
    5. Be able to discern differences between various retailers sizing specifications.
    6. Be able to identify and apply guidelines from national and international clothing sizing standards.

    Introduction to Clothing - Booking Form
    Member: £320 (inc. VAT)
    Non-member: £400 (inc. VAT)
    Student: ££198 (inc. VAT)


    Introduction to Clothing - Garment specification short course

    Wednesday 16th November, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm 

    Overview:
    Delegates will gain an understanding of the different specifications used within the garment industry.  They will carry out a variety of in-class activities relating to garment specifications and will be able to relate them to specific job roles that exist within the fashion industry.

    Who is this course suitable for?
    This course is suitable for anyone working in fashion who has little or no prior knowledge of the industry.  It is suitable for those employed in retail environments as well as those involved in the preparation and production of the garments.

    At the end of the course delegates will:

    1. Recognise the range of garment specifications that exist in the fashion industry;
    2. Understand how these specifications are used at different stages of garment development and production;
    3. Acknowledge the importance of accuracy in garment specifications;
    4. Be able to complete a set of basic production specifications for a designated garment.

    Don’t miss out, limited spaces so book now!
    Introduction to Clothing - Booking Form 
    Member: £320 (inc. VAT)
    Non-member: £400 (inc. VAT)
    Student: ££198 (inx. VAT)


    Introduction to Clothing -The product development process short course

    Wednesday 23rd November, 9:00 am  - 4:30 pm 

    Overview:
    Delegates will carry out a variety of in-class activities which will enable them appreciate the different stages involved in the process of developing fashion product.  They will also be able to recognise a variety of the job roles that exist within the fashion industry.

    Who is this course suitable for?
    This course is suitable for anyone working in fashion who has little or no prior knowledge of the industry.  It is suitable for those employed in retail environments as well as those involved in the preparation and production of the garments.
    At the end of the course delegates will:

    1. Have a basic understanding of the product development process
    2. Appreciate the complex nature of developing a new product
    3. Identify some of the stages involved in the process
    4. Recognise the work undertaken by people working in different job roles

    Don’t miss out, limited spaces so book now!
    Introduction to Clothing - Booking Form
    Member: £320 (inc. VAT)
    Non-member: £400 (inc. VAT)
    Student: £198 (inx. VAT)

     

    Levinstein Lecture: Flame retardant on all types of substrates

    October 19, 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

    Ivan Levinstein Memorial Lecture - Established 1946

    The Ivan Levinstein Memorial Lecture was endowed by Dr Herbert Levinstein to commemorate the life and achievements of his father, who was a pioneer in the dyestuffs industry. Levinstein was extremely fortunate to have both the prolific inventor’s brain, as well as the drive, ambition and vision that goes with being a successful entrepreneur. Remarkably, he was only 19 when he began manufacturing aniline dyestuffs and other products. Read more on Ivan Levinstein.

    Nomination By: SCI Member or Committee
    Qualification: Excellence in chemical research and knowledge
    Description: Lecture, followed by dinner and presentation of a scroll or memento
    Presented At: Liverpool and North West Regional Group Event
    Frequency: Once every three years, or at the Committee’s discretion
    Selection: SCI World President and Liverpool and North West Regional Group Chairman and Honorary Secretary

    Date: Wednesday 19th October 2016
    Venue: University of Bolton, Main lecture theatre, main building
    Speaker: Professor Richard Horrocks

    Agenda
    Introduction
    Prize
    Lecture

    Please email Marie Connor to register for your complimentary place.

     
     


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